ALT Learning Technologist of the Year 2016 Cast your vote now !

…dear me … so many amazing people to choose from but there can be only one winner of the ALT community choice. Check out the wee little videos for some fab insights into what these fabulous finalists have been doing !

ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Awards 2016 – Finalists and Community Choice Voting

You can have one vote using twitter or email so make yours count ! Deadline for voting is noon (BST) 7th September

Why ‘googling’ yourself should be part of your digital health check

This is so important – Googling myself as we speak … great advice from the Lovely Sue Beckingham @suebecks

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When was the last time you googled yourself? Some may ask why on earth would I want to do that? Well it is an effective way of finding out what others can learn about you from the Internet. What information is actually public?

Your online reputation is your responsibility. When you create social profiles, the information you choose to provide is self-volunteered. If you use Facebook, check your privacy settings regularly to ensure you are happy with what information can be shared. Select from sharing with friends, friends of friends and public. (For posts you can also choose to share with specific groups).

When you conduct a search of your name, the results that appear on this first page will depend on how common your name is. For example John Smith will bring back huge results! However if someone is looking for you and don’t get immediate results, they are…

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University of Edinburgh: Creating Open Culture

Great article from the lovely folks at OEPS on creating an open culture in your own institution …

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If you’re interested in supporting and developing institutional open practice, the latest OEPS Hub case studies are for you!

Focused on the University of Edinburgh, we interviewed Melissa Highton and Stuart Nicol earlier in the year to find out more about the background to Edinburgh’s approach to open education. From taking a look at the meaning of open within the Edinburgh context to developing joined up services and policies to help staff and students become more open in their practice, these case studies are a great insight into driving forward institutional change.

Read Creating a Culture of Open: University of Edinburgh and Active Evolution: Enabling Cultural Change at Edinburgh University to find out more! 

Image credits:  Photo of Melissa used with permission. Sketchnote of Melissa’s keynote “Open with Care…” at OER16 “Melissa.Highton.OER16” by Beck Pitt and licensed CC BY 2.0.  Photo of Stuart and “Embracing Openness” image used…

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